whats the most you paid for your tattoo

United States
July 29, 2007 6:46pm CST
i have 4 tattoos.one is a tiger cub with a jungel back ground and my first sons nick name nico on it.i paid about $350 for that one,the next one i have is a jesud in memory of my father and it takes up half my back i paid $450 for that one.then i have a rose on my ankel with feathers wraped around it,which was $280,then i have a tat going across my lower back with 2 angels which represents my twins,i paid $350.what do you have and how much did you pay?
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• Canada
31 Jul 07
Hi 3lilangels, hope all is well. I have 7 tattoos in total and I honestly can't remember for the life of me how much I paid for them. I got most of them 10 years ago, and back then they were cheaper. I think my most expensive one would have to be the moon & stars that are on my chest bone. I think I paid around $80 for that one. I know I never paid over 100 for any, and I always gave a tip too! I do want to get another one on my shoulder blade. I want it to be of a teddy bear holding a rose with my daughters name and birthdate.
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• United States
31 Jul 07
i think your idea with the teddybear and rose is really cute.i have a tiger cub and jungel backgroung on my shoulder,and it didnt hurt.alot of people say on your shoulder hurts.but i can tolerate pain.
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• Canada
31 Jul 07
I thibnk the teddy bear is a cute idea too, & I think after having 7 tattoos I can tolerate the pain too! My tolerance for pain has always been quite high and that is why getting a tattoo has never bothered me!
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• United States
31 Jul 07
im the same way i can tolerate alot of pain.even when i got my first tattoo which was on my shoulder blade it didnt bother me at all,then when i got my second one on my ankel that didnt hurt either.people always said to me that the ankel hurts but it didnt bother me.then the other two on my back took a long time to do but no pain.to me it just feels like someone is pinching me
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
30 Jul 07
most tatto places around where i live charge about $100 an hour...give or take...and usually charge extra if it's below the belt or in some other no no type place. The most expensive one I have is my fairy which cost $350. It was $50 to custom draw. $300 for the tattoo itself. It actually should have been $400 because they charged $100 an hour and it took 4 hours...but since you pay first and he estimated 3 .. he only charged $300...and didn't make me pay extra when it took an hour longer.
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• United States
30 Jul 07
that was really nice that they didnt charge you.the place i go to is really good about that too.my jesus should of been more,but he gave me a break too.how many do you have.
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
30 Jul 07
Most do give you breaks. Tattoo places like repeat customers and therefor giving you breaks gives them hope you'll come back. That tattoo place is owned by different people though and I don't know where my tattoo artist there went. I have 7 tattoos. I've gotten them at a few different places though.
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• United States
30 Jul 07
i agree,because me and my husband sent a few customers to where we get our tattoos and they gave my husband $75 dollars off of his tattoo.thanks for replying
@inked4life (4227)
• United States
16 Aug 07
All of my larger horror portrait tatts were in the $350 - $500 range...not too bad considering their size, detail and the fact that I spent about 7 hours in the chair for each one. If you haven't seen them yet you can check them out on my profile.
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• United States
16 Aug 07
those are some awesome tattoos.very nice detailing.you got a great deal on those prices.are you getting anymore if so what would you like to get?
• United States
16 Aug 07
I'm in the process of sleeving both arms and am going to get a Vincent Price and then just fill in the gaps over time
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• United States
17 Aug 07
that sounds really cool.good luck
@wiccania (3360)
• United States
31 Jul 07
$40 tattoo - This was my 1st tattoo.
Well, of the two that I have 1 of the cost me $40 including a tip. The other one... well... My ex traded some guitar gear to an artist in exchange for time in the chair which he used to get one of his sleeves done, but also 2 hours of the time was for my ankle tattoo. He gave the artist a $20 tip for it as well. So, a $600 guitar cabinet that he got free was worth about 8 hours of time (2 hours of which were mine). So in the end that one cost $20. I guess $40 is the most I've paid for a tattoo.
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• United States
31 Jul 07
wow you really got a great deal.its always good to try to work deals out with someone,especially the deal you did thats great.nice tattoo by the way.do you plan on getting any more,if so what do you want to get.
@wiccania (3360)
• United States
31 Jul 07
There are several I'm planning on getting actually. I have a drawing my little sister did for me that I want to have cleaned up a little and done as a tattoo, plus Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, a Colorado Avalanche tattoo, a Cruxshadows tattoo. My best friend and I are getting matching tattoos in 2 years, my sister and I are getting Fire and Ice Kanji tattoos next time we see each other. I'm also in the process of designing one centered around the tree of life. The rose tattoo is actually about 4 inches across, too. So it's not a tiny thing. It was fairly inexpensive because my best friend knew the artist, so he did it in his house at a very discounted rate.
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• United States
31 Jul 07
i think thats really cool what you are doing.especially with your best friend and your sister.that just shows how much they really mean to you and thats a beautiful thing.i think tattoos are a great art.did you ever enter a tattoo contest.i entered one that was held in a club just for the fun of it,and i won first place with my jesus tatattoo.there was maybe 40 people that enter.it was pretty cool.i would like to get another one but not sure what i want yet.i like your originality for the tatoos.
@Galena (9123)
17 Aug 07
mine was £45 which worked out at about a pound for each minute it took. my partner had a beautiful detailed and colourful phoenix, which takes up most of his upper arm and a little of his shoulder, and that was just short of £300, and took 4 hours.
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• United States
17 Aug 07
that sounds really nice,thanks for responding.
@Galena (9123)
17 Aug 07
his phoenix is really beautiful. I made him a silk painting of it recently, which he has on the wall (he's been in hospital 3 months) mine is a bat. just plain black, solid shape, on my lower back.
• United States
30 Jul 07
I think the most expensive of my tattoos was my Eye of Horus, which is divided into small sections, each of which looks like a gemstone or polished glass. I think that one cost me $120, but I really can't recall for certain. It's about the size of the palm of my hand, maybe a bit bigger. I have four other tattoos, and I really don't remember the prices of most of them. I think that the pair of runes on my chest cost about $200 when it was all said and done, but those are two separate tattoos and they were initially done as outlines and later colored in.
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• United States
30 Jul 07
thanks for reply.i know its hard to remember what you pay for them,when you got them awhile ago.lol.but they are addicting.do you want to get any more.
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@wiccania (3360)
• United States
31 Jul 07
You got pictures? The Eye of Horus one sounds really interesting.
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• United States
1 Aug 07
The most I've ever paid is $80 but my next one will be about $200 which is a really good deal for how big its going to be, its going to go across my shoulders. My ankle was free (a butterfly) and my wrist (my sons name) and the back of m neck (celtic symbol for motherhood) I paid $80 for. My next one is two fairies ( one on each shoulder) sitting on flowers with butterflies surrounding them and connecting them, it sounds stupid but it looks really cool. TIP: never get a free tattoo.
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• United States
1 Aug 07
i think that sounds really nice.somtimes you think a picture of something looks stupid but when you see it as a tattoo it looks great.especially with colors.its such a piece of art.no i will never get a free one i will stick to the place i go.even though they are a little bit more expensive,i know i trust them and its a extremely clean place.
@diillu (5128)
31 Jul 07
I must say that you have paid a real deal for your tattoos. I have two tattoos and one is of an angel for which I paid like 150 $ and other one is quite small and I get them done in 60 $. I have quite a cheaper deal. And in the place I live tattooing is quite cheaper than the other area.
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• United States
31 Jul 07
i guess all places charge differently.new jersey is considered to be high on alot of things.do you want any more tattoos or are you done.if you do want one,what would it be.thanks for your comment
30 Jul 07
I only have a little small daisy on my ribcage, which I really dont like and keep meaning to get fixed - it only cost me about £30 which isnt dear at all!
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• United States
31 Jul 07
what would you get to cover it up.do you have any idea yet.thanks for the comment.
@Amstardam (1348)
• United States
30 Jul 07
I have three tattoo's and I think the most expensive one was about $100. My other two were cheaper because one is an online of a star on my foot and another one I got done in Thailand for about half the price of what it would cost in America...I think it was around $70 or $80. I haven't really found a place in Seattle that does tattoo's for cheaper than $100 no matter how big. They usually charge by the hour and charge you full price even if you don't use the full hour.
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• United States
30 Jul 07
yea i think most places do that,charge by the hour.i guess they have to make their money just like us.
@dreamy1 (3815)
• United States
30 Jul 07
I can't really remember I got my tattoo a little more than 10 years ago I think mine cost $250 maybe it wasn't that much but for some reason that's the price that's stuck in my head. Mine is a dreamcatcher on my shoulder.
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• United States
30 Jul 07
a dream catcher thats pretty cool.thanks for replying.
• United States
29 Jul 07
I am getting ready to have my first tattoo done. It will be of a butterfly. My Sister is giving it to me as a gift for my 50th birthday. I believe the minimal cost will be $60. I hope not to go above $75. Even with her paying for it, I am too frugal to pay more.
• United States
29 Jul 07
wow thats pretty cheap.is the picture of the butterfly small?where are you gonna put it.
• Algeria
24 Aug 07
I don't wear any tattoo. I want my body to be natural and don't want to manipulate it by any means. I just wonder to hear that you spent a lot for making your body unnatural :)
• United States
24 Aug 07
well i guess we all just have our own opions on them,to me they are art,and everyone i have i can hide if i had too.here in the states they are just more expensive i guess.some people get plastic surgeies and stuff where some have tatoos.but the tattoos doesnt make anyones body less beautiful in my eyes.thanks so much for responding.
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• Algeria
24 Aug 07
I am agreeable to your right to do what you want to do though I disagree with your opinion. My body is an art in itself and I believe nothing is needed to add to it. 'Monalisa' the painting, is a great work of art and I don't think it is wise to put a tattoo to add its beauty. I can appreciate the artistic part of the tattoo, but not in body. Thank you 3lilangel :)
• United States
24 Aug 07
thanks for your comment,your right that painting is beautiful,and a body with tattoos is just as beautiful.it doesnt change the beauty of it.beautiful can be alot of things to different people,and i respect your answer.thanks so much.
@millardos (408)
• France
4 May 08
i think that a tattoo doesn't deserve 350 or 450$, i think that there are somethings that are more important in life than burning billion of dollars in that cause there are a lot of people dieing because of hunger whereas some people are doing tattoos ;)
@Angel3yes (455)
• United States
4 May 08
I think I paid around a hundred bucks for mine. It's a rose with a small tribal design wrapped around the back of it and it's on my right shoulder.
@ltmoon (1008)
• United States
25 Mar 08
[indent] [b]Zip Nada !!!ZILCH!!![/b] ... I like my art hung on the wall! [/indent]
• United States
10 Feb 08
I have butterfly's on my wrist and i got them in south Korea when i was 22 and they were only 80.00 back them i don't know what they cost today at all but i know one thing they did a bad job on mine the colors faded and people say they look like sheep jumping lol only one person in all these years say they look like butterflies. and i am 45 now
@bellaofchaos (11550)
• United States
23 Jan 08
I have three tattoos. One tribal butterfly, one butterfly floating over a daisy and then the last one is on my lower back and is of a cat with wings and has paw prints leading from one side to the other. My most expensive was my one on my lower back 100.00 is what I paid.
@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
5 Jan 08
I paid $60.00 about 10 years ago for a small teddy bear and had it removed a couple of years ago by laser surgery.You cannot even tell it was even there,no trace at all.I was young and wanted to do what my friends were doing and after found out it wasn't for me at all.I was ashamed of it and shy and worn shirts that would cover it up.For me,it was not,for others i admire them on them.:) I stick with stick on tattoos now,haha,that i put on my ankle and are mostly of ankle chains or a small butterfly with fairy wings. Peanutjar:)
@lorelai (1558)
• Italy
2 Jan 08
I don't have any tatoos and I really don't know how much they cost. I like tatoos but I just doen't feel like getting one.